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Kansas City RoyalsNew York Yankees
July 10, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the New York vs Kansas City battle on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Wade Davis, with a record of 4-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Yankees trot Ivan Nova to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2013.

View Kansas City vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Yankees as -129 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Yankees) and the No. 4 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

New York owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Kansas City at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 3-1 final on Tuesday in support of James Shields at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Royals at Yankees trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at NY Yankees, Thursday, July 11

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